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3 reasons to try Renshaw Extra

Thursday 1st August 2019

Not long ago, we invited people to take part in a survey about Renshaw Extra, our extra stretchy and firm sugarpaste. We’d like to thank everybody who took part. We LOVE this product, and we’re so happy to hear that you do too!

If you haven’t tried Extra before, and have been curious about what it can do, then here are 3 great reasons to give it a try. And don’t just take our word for what a great sugarpaste this is, see what our lovely users had to say too…

It’s great for cake decorating in Summer…

Now that Summer is well and truly here, Renshaw Extra is an absolute necessity for cake decorating in these hot and humid conditions. It also works brilliantly for those who live in typically rainier, damp areas, so we’ve got you covered whatever the weather!

“I don’t think I could have made the cake last summer with any other paste.”

“It’s a dream to work with, especially in hot weather. No stickiness, can roll it out quite thin, easy application and tastes good too.”

“Holds well in the summer.”

[Image: A dreamy Summer holiday scene by Sugarworld Aliprantis using Renshaw Extra]


It’s a very stretchy sugarpaste…

A massive 68% of our survey respondents ranked Renshaw Extra’s elasticity as their top reason to use it! The stretchability means it can be rolled thinner, making it the ideal paste for covering those popular sharp-edged cakes. Being able to roll your paste thinner is cost-effective too, as you’ll cover more surface area with less paste.

“The elasticity and finish is better, particularly in the warmer months.”

“I love it mostly for its stretch! And it rolls so thin so it’s economical.”

“Noticeably stretchier – like using CMC in sugarpaste.”

[Images: Sharp square edges by Maria Trelaka (Matreria), Sleek and sharp edges for a Mickey Mouse cake by Melle Blush.]


Smooth and consistent coverage…

The last thing any of us want to do on a hot day is re-cover a cake because of tearing or elephant skin. Renshaw Extra is designed to minimise the chances of that happening. Instead, it’s easy to use and leaves you with a smooth, premium finish.

“No elephant skin or tearing, it tastes nice too.”

“It’s a consistently great sugarpaste. No elephant skin and it’s lovely and firm.”

“Reliability of finish and coverage.”

[Images: Round cake covering made easy with Renshaw Extra by Georgie Godbold, Cover tricky shapes with Renshaw Extra like Emma Jayne Cake Design.]


If we’ve convinced you to try Renshaw Extra on your next cake, you’ll find it available in White and a range of colours in 1kg and 250g pack sizes.

So take the stress out of cake covering this Summer with Renshaw Extra! We love to see what you’ve been making so share your latest cake photos with us on social, just search Renshaw Baking.